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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represe...



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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
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Topics: Paranormal fiction, Horror stories, Paranormal fiction
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by Walt Disney Company
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At head of title: Walt Disney
Topics: Comics & Graphic Novels, Sale Adult - Children's Books - All Ages, Fiction, Juvenile fiction,...
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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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favorite 40

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"American girl library."
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Mayer, Mercer, 1943-
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45 pages : 29 cm
Topics: Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Behavior -- Juvenile...
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by Dahl, Roald
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161 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Chocolate -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Humorous stories, Behavior --...
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by L'Engle, Madeleine
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favorite 2

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The "L'Engle Family Tree" printed on end papers
Topics: Noah (Biblical figure), Twins
Source: removedNEL
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by Flake, Sharon
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Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like
Topics: African Americans, African Americans, Self-esteem, Teachers, Schools
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Williams, Michael
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Summary, Hoping to earn the money to get his brother out of prison, Seraki joins the cast of a musical written to express rage at conditions in their South African township and travels to perform it in New York
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Topics: Theater, Blacks
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by Weir, Andy, author
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"Originally self-published, in a different form, as an ebook in 2011"--Title page verso
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Jones, Terry, 1942-; Foreman, Michael, 1938- ill
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Nicobobinus and his friend Rosie go in search of the Land of Dragons and find more adventure than they'd bargained for
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Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Barker, Cicely Mary
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Flower fairies of the spring -- Flower fairies of the summer -- Flower fairies of the autumn -- Flower fairies of the winter -- Flower fairies of the garden -- Flower fairies of the trees -- Flower fairies of the wayside -- Flower fairy alphabet -- Old rhymes for all times -- Fairy necklaces
Topics: Fairy poetry, English, Flowers, Children's poetry, English, English poetry
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by Christopher, John, 1922-
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When a deadly virus kills off most of the world's population, a teenaged boy tries to survive in a seemingly empty England
Topics: Survival, Science fiction
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by Roald Dahl
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
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by Lenburg, Jeff
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 562) and index
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Animated films, Animated films
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by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- edt aui; Atwan, Robert. edt
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590)
Topics: American essays, Essays
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by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Topic: Fairy tales
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by Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Díaz, Junot, 1968-
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Stories set in the Dominican Republic and in New Jersey. In Ysrael, a boy is disfigured by a pig, No Face is on his trip to America to undergo plastic surgery, and How to Date is on the art of dating interracially
Topics: Short stories, Fiction - General, Fiction, General, Fiction / Literary, Dominican Americans
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and dangerous adventures become daily fare
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy
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by Gibson, William, 1948-
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Hugo award book, 1985; Nebula award ; Philip K. Dick award
Topics: Computer hackers, Business intelligence, Information superhighway, Nervous system, Conspiracies
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by Von Ziegesar, Cecily
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Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan
Topics: High schools, Schools, High schools, Schools, Teenagers, Gossip, High school students
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by Brian W. Kernighan
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Topic: C (Computer program language)
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by Michael Ende
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Topic: Fantasy.
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favorite 102

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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by Keene, Carolyn
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178 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Mystery fiction, Women detectives, Drew, Nancy (Fictitious character), Drew, Nancy (Fictitious...
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by Collicott, Sharleen
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House dreams -- Garden dreams -- Mouse dreams
Topics: Houses, Mice, Family - New Baby, Juvenile Easy Readers, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8...
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by MacBride, Roger Lea, 1929-1995; Gilleece, David, illustrator
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In 1894 Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, and her seven-year-old daughter Rose leave the Ingalls family in Dakota and make the long and difficult journey to Missouri to start a new life. From the time of the first publication of the Little House books in the 1930's and 40's, millions of readers have grown up with Laura In galls and her sisters as Pa led the family from the Big Woods of Wisconsin across the plains and Indian country to South Dakota. There Laura marries Almanzo Wilder, and after...
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Topics: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Wilder, Laura Ingalls,...
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by Christopher Paolini
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Megan Whalen Turner
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Topics: Fantasy, Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction
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by Silverstein, Shel
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
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Topics: Trees, Trees
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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
Topics: Horror tales, Universities and colleges, Horror stories
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by Julie Anne Peters
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction., Lesbians -- Fiction., High schools -- Fiction., Schools --...
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by Lee, Tanith
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Stranded in a strange land, Claidi searches for Argul, who has been tricked into believing that she willingly left him on their wedding day to be with the evil Nemian
Topics: Claidi (Fictitious character : Lee), Fantasy
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by Parish, Peggy; Simont, Marc, ill
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Minneapolis Simpkin is not allowed to have a pet, so she finds the most unusual replacement
Topics: Monsters, Pets, Monsters, Pets, Monsters, Pets
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by Clarke, Judith, 1943-
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A series of stories that follows members of an Australian family through several generations
Topics: Family life, Family
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by Kristen Brustad
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Topics: Arabic language -- Writing, Arabic alphabet
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by Yorinks, Arthur; Egielski, Richard
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An unhappy butcher from Flatbush finally achieves happiness
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Butchers, Fishes, Butchers, Fishes
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by Pike, Christopher
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"IL 8+."--T.p. verso
Topics: Horror stories, Novelists, Horror stories, Novelists
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by Adeline Yen Mah
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Topics: Mah, Adeline Yen, 1937- -- Juvenile literature, Chinese Americans -- California -- Biography --...
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by Mead, Alice
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Sequel to: Junebug
Topics: Single-parent families, Old age, Bullies, African Americans, Single-parent families, Old age,...
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by George Selden
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Crickets -- Juvenile fiction, Cats -- Juvenile fiction, Mice -- Juvenile fiction, Times Square (New...
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by Wilson Rawls
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Topics: Large type books, Hounds -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Large type books, Ozark Mountains -- Fiction
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by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
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Bibliography: p. [599]-617
Topics: Coucy, Enguerrand de, 1340-1397, Nobility, Nobility, France
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by Standage, Tom
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index
Topics: Beverages, Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Tea, Coffee, Cola drinks, Beverages, Coffee, Cola...
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"Young Scott books."
Topics: Fiction, Humorous Stories, Classics, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children:...
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by Riordan, Rick, author
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377 pages ; 22 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: JUVENILE FICTION -- Action & Adventure, JUVENILE FICTION -- Fantasy & Magic, Greek...
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by Rathmann, Peggy
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An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo
Topics: Zoo animals, Zoos, Zoo animals, Zoos, Board books
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by Mintz, Sidney Wilfred, 1922-
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"Elisabeth Sifton books."
Topics: Sugar, Sugar trade, Sucre, Sucre
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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
Topics: Horror stories, Witchcraft, Witchcraft
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by Pike, Christopher, 1954-
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First Point Thriller printing, September 2004
Topics: Horror stories, Mystery and detective stories
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by MacBride, Roger Lea, 1929-1995; Gilleece, David, ill
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"Ages 8-12."--Dustjacket
Topics: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Frontier and pioneer life, Farm...
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by Doreen Cronin
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Topics: Picture books, Typewriters, Domestic animals, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Dixon, Franklin W
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vii, 175 pages : 19 cm
Topics: {u'1': u'Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction', u'0': u'Detective and mystery stories', u'2':...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Stine, R. L
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"An Archway paperback."
Topics: Fear Street (Imaginary place), Horror tales, American, Young adult fiction, American, High schools,...
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by O'Brien, Robert C; Bernstein, Zena, illustrator; Zena Bernstein
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790
Topics: Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats, Mice, Rats
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by Seuss, Dr
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62 p. : 23 cm
Topics: Stories in rhyme, Nonsense verses
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by Fremont, Eleanor; Wenk, Richard; Gaines, William M. Tales from the crypt
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Adaptation of: Tales from the crypt / William M. Gaines
Topics: Horror tales, American, Children's stories, American, Horror stories, Short stories
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by Ransome, Arthur, 1884-1967
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Map on lining papers
Topic: Children's stories in English 1900-1945 Texts
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by Wiley, Melissa; Graef, Renée
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In Soctland in 1791, eight-year-old Martha Morse, who would grow up to become the great-grandmother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, meets her new governess and learns the difference betwee growing up a laird's daughter and a child of a cottager
Topics: Morse, Martha, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, Morse, Martha, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957,...
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by Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-
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After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life
Topics: Juvenile delinquents, Anger, Forgiveness, Child abuse, Tlingit Indians, Indians of North America,...
Books for People with Print Disabilities
by Aesop; Larkin, Rochelle
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Tortoise and the hare -- Fox and the grapes -- Wolf in sheep's clothing -- Boy who cried wolf -- Grasshopper and the ants -- Fox and the lion -- Two pots -- Fox and the stork -- Leopard and the three bulls -- Wolf and the lamb -- Cat and the birds -- Spendthrift and the swallow -- Moon and her mother -- Lion and the mouse -- Flies and the honey-pot -- North wind and the sun -- Hare and the frogs -- Fisherman and the little fish -- Boasting traveler -- Crab and his mother -- Donkey and his...
Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Grade 3, Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade 5, Reading...
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by Stine, R. L; Stine, R. L. Goosebumps
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"Three scary Goosebumps stories in one volume!"
Topics: Puppets, Horror stories
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Describes the earth's environment when dinosaurs flourished, the characteristics and habits of various species, and how changes in climate, landmasses, and vegetation led to the extinction of these massive reptiles
Topics: Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
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by Mo Willems
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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Includes index
Topics: Internet & communications, Reference works, Encyclopedias, Juvenile, History - General,...
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by Lucas, George, 1944- Star wars; Glut, Donald F. Empire strikes back; Kahn, James. Return of the Jedi
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"A Del Rey book."
Topics: Fiction, Fiction - Science Fiction, Media Tie-In - General, Science Fiction - Star Wars, Fiction /...
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by Roger Lea MacBride
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Topics: Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957 -- Juvenile fiction, Wilder, Laura Ingalls, -- 1867-1957 --...
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by Ellenberger, Henri F. (Henri Frédéric), 1905-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, Psiquiatria, Psychanalyse, Psychiatrie, Psychiatrie, Psychiatry
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by Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women